Anybody who knows me knows I’m in love with Pinterest. I’m on it all the time and I often visit there for inspiration when looking for my next item to sew. So when I come up with something to sew that I find off of Pinterest I call it Pin-spiration. (the combination of Pinterest & Inspiration) lol This project is the result of some “Pinspiration” I found a couple weeks ago. I saw this outfit and fell in love with it, but y’all know I had to put my own twist on it. So I switched the colors around and made my top the camel color. My top is made out of a ponteroma knit fabric from Hancock Fabrics. Ponteroma knit is actually kind of heavy, it is a perfect knit to use for fall or winter sewing. This was my first time ever making a turtleneck and I love how it turned out. I knew I didn’t want a super tight turtleneck because the fabric is kinda heavy but I also didn’t want a cowl neck. So in the end I guess I just have a loose turtleneck. lol
To sew this look I used McCalls 9172 which is actually a very old pattern. When I say I have used this pattern as the basis for so many looks, it is ridiculous. It’s just so versatile. As you can see this is a dress pattern, but of course when you slit it all the way up to your stomach on one side it then becomes a shirt or a tunic. So I used view A, made the sleeves long, the neckline higher, added a turtleneck, and did not sew up one side of the dress to get this look. Below are some ways to wear a this top. I definitely love this tunic and will be wearing it again, paired with other items. I didn’t want mines to sweep the floor, so I brought it up a little bit more. This top can be dressed up or down.